Saint Andrew's is a safe place to get support.
Inclusion, compassion, community, and standing for justice are who we are.
Sunday mornings are a time to come together in community; to reflect, pray, listen, sing, and practice together. Everyone is welcome as they are.
When we are together, we support each other and lift each other up.
When we sing and make a joyful noise, our hearts and being relax.
When we connect with God, Creator, the Holy One, we find peace.
Worship is Sunday mornings at 10:30am at Saint Andrew's United Church on the corner of Coburg and Robie.
Weekly, free hot meal and basic needs support for anyone facing food scarcity.
Sunday drop-in 4-5:30pm at the Edward St entrance.
Sunday Suppers is currently offering a hybrid model, welcoming guests into the space for a sitdown supper time with community, while also offering takeaway meals to those who do not wish to come inside.
Pre-registration or ID is not required.
Email us for more information.
We offer support with small food hampers, warm outerwear, and personal care items from supplies onsite. Resource navigation & referrals will be provided if there are other services that can be accessed for needs.
We also maintain a small donation fund to assist community members with one-time emergencies or extraordinary expenses up to a maximum dollar amount, such as medical expenses, housing costs (damage deposit, rental arrears, moving costs, storage), utilities, phone & internet bills (when related to safety & security), etc. Funds are disbursed on a case by case basis and as funds are available. **Application for funds starts on the 15th of each month.
Ineligible expenses: Post-secondary tuition, hotel rooms
Email us or text/call 902-422-3157 for more information, to arrange to pick up a food hamper/other supplies, or to apply for emergency funds.
Benevolent Support is not a crisis program. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call 211 for resource support or 1-888-429-8167 for a mental health emergency.
Counseling & Music Therapy with Yasmin Kawar
Individual Counseling and Music Therapy services are offered at Saint Andrew's United Church by Yasmin Kawar, a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) and Registered Counseling Therapist Candidate (RCT-C).
Yasmin operates independently out of Saint Andrew's and works collaboratively with clients to support their personal goals and well-being. Sessions use verbal processing and music as therapeutic tools to creatively explore challenges, deepen self-understanding, and develop innate resources for healing and personal growth.
Yasmin’s approach to therapy is person-centered, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed. She works with adult individuals with overall mental health concerns as well as addictions and trauma. By considering the intersecting contexts of clients’ lives, Yasmin meets her clients where they are in their life journey to encourage empowered positive change.
Email or call Yasmin at 782-820-4224 to book a session.
Sliding scale and low-cost services available, please inquire within.
For more information on music therapy, please visit https://www.musictherapy.ca/
Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOS)
Support for those during their loss.
A survivors peer support group, being present with each other to share hope and resources. The group is open to everyone who has lost someone to the act of suicide.
Halifax Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOS) Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:30 - 9:00pm at Saint Andrew's in the Mary Holmes room. No registration is necessary.
For more information, visit their website.
Please note that group members are not trained counselors.